25 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2014 Last revised: 6 Jun 2015
Date Written: March 10, 2014
There is not much use to attack standard economics because deep in his heart the representative economist long knows that he is tied to a degenerating research program. The problem is, rather, that it seems to be exceedingly difficult to build up a convincing alternative. Keynes, for one, tried and was successful – albeit not fully. Unfortunately, he got some basics wrong. The conceptual consequence of the present paper is to discard the accustomed subjective-behavioral axioms and to take objective-structural axioms as the formal point of departure for the analysis of employment as the main practical issue of economics.
Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, price setter, full employment, multiplier, price mechanism, profit mechanism
JEL Classification: B59, E12, E24
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, The Truly General Theory of Employment: How Keynes Could Have Succeeded (March 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2406891 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2406891
By Victor Beker